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ASHLAND, May 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy are at Wickham's.

BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

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ASHLAND, May 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy are appearing in large force of infantry between Taliaferro's and Price's, beyond Hanover Court-House.

BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

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WILMINGTON, May 29, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Colonel Jackson repulsed the enemy under Ripley at Smith's Mills on the 27th.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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RICHMOND, VA., May 30, 1864--11 p. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:

Your dispatch of 7.30 received.* Hoke's division was reported ready to move at shortest notice. General Bragg has gone to send order for it to move at once. Every effort will be made by use of railroads to place it with you early to-morrow.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

May 30, [1864]--8.45 a. m.

[Lieutenant-Colonel VENABLE:]

COLONEL: I have nothing new to report in my front. I am now on General Breckinridge's line. Some skirmishing going on. I can see the enemy sending pretty strong lines of skirmishers across the meadow to the Totopotomoy on Breckinridge's right. They are throwing up rifle-pits and batteries in front of Breckinridge, near Shelton's house.

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

May 30, [1864]--4.40 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel VENABLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Other scouts confirm the report of Wright. I am now on Wilcox's left, which extends to the Chickahominy bottoms. I have a good line and would like to fight it.

Respectfully,

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

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*See VOL. XXXVI, Part III, p. 850.

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